Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Richard E. Armes

Richard E. Armes, age 17, passed away on February 10, 2016 following a valiant battle with Crohn’s disease and complications. He battled his health issues with laughter, courage, and always had a smile for those he came into contact with. Richie loved computer games. He is survived and will be forever missed by his parents, [Read more…]

Christopher P. Byrne

Christopher Peter Byrne, the youngest of 10 children, passed away February 6, 2016.  Born in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to John and Arlene Byrne, Christopher also lived in Wisconsin and Tennessee.  He is welcomed into heaven by his parents John and Arlene, as well as two sisters Linda and Cynthia, niece Erica, and grandparents. [Read more…]

P. Tom Becknell

Perry “Tom” Becknell, age 74, passed away on February 7, 2016. He was of the Church of Christ Faith. Tom was an avid gun collector, and had retired as a mechanical engineer for TVA. He was a Mason for over 30 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Annie Laura Becknell; [Read more…]

Laura M. Wolfenbarger

Laura M. Wolfenbarger, age 43, went home to be with the Lord on February 8, 2016. She was of the Christian faith and loved her family and her animals adamantly. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janice Seivers Mink. Laura is survived and will be so very missed by her father, William Lawrence [Read more…]

Dalinda R. Mills

Dalinda R. Mills, age 64, passed away with her loving family by her side on February 8, 2016. She was a native of Indianapolis, Indiana and Alumnus of Indiana University and a retiree of Consolidated Insurance. A member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Dalinda served as church secretary, was a choir member, and active in Presbyterian [Read more…]

William T. Ellis

William T. “W.T.” Ellis, age 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 6, 2016. W.T. was of the Baptist faith and was a loving father and grandfather. He retired after many dedicated years as a Truck Driver for Holiday Van Lines. He was preceded in death by his parents and four sister. He [Read more…]

Melissa A. Evans

Melissa Anne “Missy” Evans passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 3, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth Golden Evans Lattrell and Richard (Dick) Evans, and brother, Richard H. Evans. She is survived by her brother, Tim Evans and sister, Gaye Evans both of Knoxville. Missy also leaves an extended family of [Read more…]

A. Mack Davenport

Archie M. “Mack” Davenport entered his eternal home on February 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Archie and Edith Davenport. Mack was a member of Inskip Baptist Church and Share Sunday School Class. Receiving of friends will be Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Inskip Baptist Church. A service to follow at [Read more…]

Eric C. Porter

Eric Chase Porter, of Knoxville, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on February 4, 2016. Eric was a 2006 graduate of Powell High School. He loved being outdoors. He enjoyed riding 4-wheelers and spending summers on Norris Lake. He loved his family and especially spending time with his nephew Norris. Eric was preceded in [Read more…]

C. H. “Jake” Steele

Carl Howard “Jake” Steele, age 86, entered the gates of Heaven on February 3, 2016 with his loving family by his side. A Centralite and life-long resident of Fountain City, Jake was a humble servant of the Lord, witness to so many, and a true Christ-follower! Some of his ministries included: Prison Chaplain, companion to [Read more…]

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